Bacon-Wrapped Scallops Make a GREAT Appetizer!

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One of my favorite meals to cook is pepper bacon-wrapped fish! It takes a whole 15 minutes, and it’s the most delicious thing in the world. I will have to get a recipe up for it at some point.

Today though, bacon-wrapped scallops are here! These can be either a really nice, fancy meal for you and your loved one on that special occassion (I generally break out the scallops at anniversaries or Valentine’s Day). These can also be a great appetizer for a family event, or if you’re looking to show someone up at like a Christmas party or whatever.

Know what? Bacon is delicious! I have always loved it. Although some people tend to overdo it (See: Bacon Soda *gag*), these bacon-wrapped scallops look to be 100% perfect. You’ll have that yummy craip texture on the outside, then the lovely soft, melty texture on the inside. Yessss. Your taste buds will dance with delight! Thanks to Recipes and Me for this yummy recipe.

Ingredients

  • 6 slices of bacon, cut in half
  • 12 medium-sized scallops (or 6 large, cut in half)
  • approx. 5 T butter, melted
  • as much garlic as you want (a few cloves), minced or pressed
  • salt and pepper
  • 12 toothpicks

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 F. Lay the bacon out on a flat baking pan and bake it for about 10 minutes each side. You want it to really start cooking, but still be pliable. Remove from oven and lay on a plate to cool to the point that you can touch it without burning your fingers. Pour most of the leftover bacon fat out of the baking pan (strain and save it–it’s great for cooking everything, or making mayo out of (recipe soon). Add the garlic, salt and pepper to your melted butter. (You can keep some of this aside to pour over at the end.) Dip each scallop piece into the garlic butter. Thoroughly coat each one. Then wrap each scallop with a piece of the bacon and secure it with a toothpick (make sure toothpick goes all the way through the whole scallop and bacon on each side, so it doesn’t fall apart in the baking). Place each scallop onto the greased baking pan. Bake until scallops are done and bacon is starting to crisp a little (approximately 20 minutes). Remove from oven, arrange on plates and pour remaining garlic butter over all. These are also delicious with a chipotle mayo, for which I will try to get a recipe up soon.

Check out the original source for this recipe with step-by-step photographs and helpful tips as well as many other delicious recipes at: Recipes and Me.

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